Last November 10th, ENGIE Foundation formalized its support rewarding two initiatives for the benefit of the Matthew Hurricane victims in Haiti.
Two bank cheques were given to Frédéric de Saint-Sernin, Managing director of ACTED and Martine Brousse Director “Voix de l’Enfant”.
It also was the opportunity to draw up an assessment of the 14 achieved projects by Energy Assistance since the earthquake in 2010.
Gérard Mestrallet particularly greeted the actions carried out by the 18 volunteers of Energy Assistance who realized them.
In 2016, we made our first project in Belgium in favor of a home for children of the judge located a few hundred meters away from the ENGIE Tower in Brussels.
A mission of consultancy service for the renewal of the high-voltage cabin of La Fleche, Queen Marie - Henriette children's home in Brussels led to an economy of several dozen thousands Euros.
Mission Newton :
In 2014 and 2015 an Ebola epidemic raged through Western Africa. Sierra Leone was amongst the countries struck by the disaster.
Hence, the decision to put the application from “Eye for Salone” and “The Flemish Institute and Primary School” on hold and not to restart it before the end of 2015.
Mission MIVAKPO and repairs on 4 different sites
The mission managed by Jean Noel Marchand (Electrabel) and Roland Ronchain (Electrabel) had as target to electrify the day clinic of Mivakpo, situated about a hundred kilometers from the Lomé, the capital of Togo.
The project lead by Willy Vanderelst (retired from Laborelec) secured and improved the interventions of the medical staff (doctors, nurses) on the spot.
Mukumary is situated in the middle of nowhere in the province of East Kasaï on the Equator. The nearest ‘hamlet’ is a 5 hours’ drive away. After a 3-day journey, departing from Brussels, the Energy Assistance volunteers, Freddy Arzée (retired from Engie Fabricom) and Marcel Bavay (retired from Ores) were able to start work.
This ‘twofold’ mission, finished by mid-May 2016, consisted of the installation of two solar kits, each 1950kW, to provide electricity to the education and health centre in Mukumary.
In this mission, EAF has given electrical equipments for the training center of the complex of the jail in le Havre. Then, classes trade the prisoners for electricity jobs, especially panels that EAF uses on the missions.
This enriching experience for all is renewed each year.
This mission (11/05/2015) has consisted in an audit of a building belonging to the "Source of life", for restoration to receive 15 light disabled.
Cofely North East moved a near noon in order to prepare this audit which would be used for funding applications of energy part institutions.